CalChamber Issues Statement on Governor’s Appointment of Alex Padilla as U.S. Senator

CalChamber President and CEO Allan Zaremberg today issued the following statement following Governor Gavin Newsom’s announcement naming Alex Padilla to fill the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris:

“The Governor has made a smart decision in appointing Alex Padilla to the U.S. Senate. Secretary of State Padilla has experience in all levels of government and a good track record of bringing people together to find common sense solutions. We look forward to working with Alex Padilla in his new role as United States Senator to make California’s economy and job creation a priority.”

CalChamber President and CEO Allan Zaremberg joined Secretary of State Alex Padilla at a CalChamber news conference on May 8, 2018 to unveil a new online business filing and search portal that streamlined the process for starting a new business in California.


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